Sunday, December 1, 2013

Welcome December

I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a wonderful day.  Mine started a bit scary as I had to take my Mom to the emergency room unexpectedly.  Fortunately, everything was treatable and she was able to come home and join our family for dinner.  Black Friday shopping isn't for me, so I spent a good bit of the day making some Christmas ornaments.  There wasn't time to take photos of my projects, so I have a thank you card to share today.

The papers are from Prima's Firefly collection.  The edge punch used on the purple strip is a Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop.  The flowers and leaves are a mixture of Prima and Recollections.  The Zva rhinestone swirl was cut apart to add some sparkle to the card.

Have you begun or finished your Christmas decorating?  We decorated the outside of our home today.  The tree is up inside but not trimmed yet.  I'm trying not to let anxiety creep in about getting things done in time for the holidays but I do feel it trying to work its way in!  lol  I think I'll go and add some finishing touches to the ornaments I made the other day.  So much more to do!

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the week ahead!


  1. Oh I am glad your Mum is ok.. Your card is lovely, I love purple such a royal color.. and I have put our little tree up and a few decorations around the house.. yes time just seems to disappear.. ( I shouldnt even be on the computer.. sooo much to do... no mojo to do it!!) have a great week!

  2. Glad your mom could join you for dinner...........Your card is gorgeous and I especially love the bling swirls and colors!!
    Have a happy holiday season!

  3. Good to hear your mom is fine. Your card is always so pretty.

  4. Gorgeous card, my friend! Such a beautiful vintage design and I love the papers and colors. The pop of purple is sooo eye catching!
    I'm so very sorry about Thanksgiving and your mom. Just grateful she is doing ok and was able to come home for the holiday!

  5. Such a BEAUTIFUL card!!

    We had a busy Thanksgiving week as well- haven't even started the Christmas stuff, which is really unusual for me. Life just gets in the way sometimes ;)...Glad to hear your mom is okay!


  6. Beautiful card - love the sparkle! Did you know you have a tag published on the Melissa Frances blog? Gorgeous!! Good to hear your mom is okay and was able to join you and your family for the holiday!

  7. sooo pretty Patty! Love the pic of you and fur baby!

  8. Wow! Gorgeous color! Love that magnificent flower and surrounding flowers! Sweet touch with the bling! Hope your Mom is doing much better! Take care, hugs!